Bloomberg Law

“Virtual Depositions: Change Forced by COVID Aims to Stick (1)”

By: Porter Wells

“Those are important considerations because attorneys need to keep in mind how the record will read if a case is appealed, said M. C. Sungaila, the leader of Buchalter’s appellate practice.

Although lot of trial attorneys have taken note of the benefits that remote hearings have provided, Sungaila worries about the “pile of preservation issues” that could be affected by glitchy tech or real-time confusion.

“Can I tell what’s happened?” she asked, explaining what a review of a virtual deposition could look like. “Can I tell what exhibit is being discussed or what the witness is able to see?”

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